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May
30
2017

Partner Stephen James features in Raconteur article on risk management for employees
#Dispute Resolution #Crisis Management #Press

Dispute Resolution Partner Stephen James provided Dan Matthews at Raconteur with an expert opinion on how companies can prepare their employees for the unexpected....

May
22
2017

Clarkslegal Appointed by London Universities Purchasing Consortium
#Dispute Resolution #Commercial

Clarkslegal is delighted to have been appointed to the panels for both Dispute Resolution and Commercial work by the London Universities Purchasing Consortium following a rigorous and competitive tender process carried out by the Consortium on behalf of its many member organisations as well as the North Eastern Universities, the Southern Universities, the North Western and the Higher Education Wales purchasing consortia....

May
11
2017

10 Tips for Challenging the Result of a Public Tender
#Public Procurement #Dispute Resolution

Following our recent webinar, we have produced some “Top Tips” which we hope that any business which finds itself needing to challenge a procurement award will find useful....

Apr
27
2017

Springboard Injunction Granted for Beer Pong Claim
#Dispute Resolution

Misuse of confidential information can be restrained by an injunction. Where the breach has already occurred, the Court can grant a ‘springboard injunction’ to prevent the unfair ...

Apr
21
2017

Specific Disclosure Ordered Against Claimant in Restrictive Covenant Claim
#Dispute Resolution #Employment

Clarkslegal Dispute Resolution partner Stephen James looks into the recent ICAP vs BGC restrictive covenants case...

Apr
10
2017

When Giving Free Advice to Friends Goes Wrong
#Dispute Resolution

Most professionals will have found themselves, at some stage in their career, giving free advice to a friend as a favour....

Mar
30
2017

Leaving the EU – How It Is Going to Work
#Dispute Resolution #UK Immigration #Dispute Resolution

Christopher Tayton, Partner at Clarkslegal talks Brexit, explains how the signing of Article 50 will affect UK Law and the White Paper proposals...

Mar
20
2017

Property Guardians – Are They Assured Shorthold Tenants?
#Dispute Resolution #Real Estate

Property guardianship schemes have become a popular way for landlords to protect their empty properties from squatters and vandalism. For the property guardians, the schemes typically offer plentiful living space at low cost in otherwise expensive cities....

Mar
13
2017

No Jackpot For Breach Of Confidentiality
#Dispute Resolution #Employment #Dispute Resolution

Team moves often include claims for misuse of confidential information. A recent example is Marathon Asset Management (MAM) -v- Seddon and Bridgeman. Before leaving MAM’s employment Mr Bridgeman electronically copied 40,000 documents, including a mixture of confidential and non-confidential information. As an employee, he was subject to implied contractual duties of fidelity, good faith and confidentiality....

Mar
02
2017

When can foreign claims be brought in England?
#Dispute Resolution #Corporate #Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

The English High Court is a popular venue for the resolution of international disputes. From a claimant’s perspective, it allows the possibility of various funding models and the ability to recover costs from the losing party. ...

Feb
27
2017

Do We Have a Contract? The Pitfalls of Inconsistent Communication Examined in the Court of Appeal
#Dispute Resolution #Commercial

The question of when a binding contract is formed has been re-examined in the recent case of Global Asset Capital v Aabar Block, where Global tried to enforce an oral deal surrounded by written communications which did not make the terms of the agreement clear. ...

Feb
22
2017

Will the courts enforce non compete covenants
#Dispute Resolution #Employment

COURTS SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT OF NON-COMPETE COVENANT AGAINST DEPARTING EMPLOYEE...

Jan
20
2017

SFO shows teeth in Rolls Royce bribery settlement
#Directors' Duties #Dispute Resolution #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

The High Court has approved a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) between Rolls Royce (RR) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in relation to widespread allegations of bribery and corruption over a 24 year period....

Jan
20
2017

Settling a dispute – does it mean an obligation to re-tender?
#Dispute Resolution

A recent decision of the ECJ has potentially concerning consequences for any public authority which finds itself in dispute with its supplier under a public contract....

Dec
02
2016

When are directors liable for their company’s acts?
#Directors' Duties #Dispute Resolution

Companies have limited liability. Does this mean that their directors can never be liable for the acts of the companies? This was the question before the Court in Victoria Plum Limited -v- Victoria Plumbing Limited & Others. ...

Nov
25
2016

Implied terms can’t save a contract that doesn’t exist
#Dispute Resolution #Commercial

The Court is frequently asked to determine whether an estate agent is entitled to commission. Most commonly, such cases involve a dispute over who ...

Nov
25
2016

No cuts to restrictive covenants
#Dispute Resolution #Corporate

Restrictive covenants are commonplace in both business sale agreements and employment contracts. Claims based on such covenants invariably turn on whether ...

Nov
03
2016

"Without Prejudice" - will these magic words protect my documents?
#Dispute Resolution

Many documents produced in commercial dealings are marked "without prejudice", often appropriately but sometimes not. When used correctly, these words mean that the document cannot be used in legal proceedings against the party who produced the document, nor indeed can that party use the document themselves....

Sep
30
2016

Directors duties and Pyrrhic victories – what are the ingredients for a successful claim?
#Dispute Resolution #Directors Duties

The defection of directors to a competing company is often a matter of concern for their former employer. ...

Sep
13
2016

Cracking down on corporate crime
#Directors' Duties #Dispute Resolution

The government has announced its latest policy to combat so-called boardroom excess. ...

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